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    Posted: 22/Sep/2009 at 11:02am

So I had my daughter enrolled in preschool.  She will be 4 in the beginning of november.  She misses our school cut off date my 1 month.  I had her enrolled in the 4 year old program because she has been writing her name, knows her numbers and letters etc.  On the 3rd day the teacher told me she wasn't "socially" ready for the 4 year old program.  ie she wsan't sharing like the other kids and she didn't take direction like the other kids.  To say the least I was a bit annoyed because they made up their mind about her after only 3 hours of class time.  They said academically she was great.  They claimed they had to watch her the entire time.  I was like well, thats your job.  The school also said she wouldn't do criss cross applesauce.  She told the teacher no. 

Anyway- she is in soccer once a week, takes piano lessons and goes to the libray once a week for story and craft time.  She also has plenty of friends that she sees, so I have decided to homeschool.  The school really doesn't know what they are missing.  They just didn't give my daughter a chance.

Since she is almost 4 and i have never done this before, where do I even begin.  I put a bunch of books on hold at the library. 

Ack it seems so overwhelming.  how many days a week, how long per day etc.  thanks for  the help

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/Sep/2009 at 1:17pm
I wouldn't try to do too much formally with her. You could pick up some preschool-size Cuisnenaire rods for her to mess around with, and you could take a look at Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, which many people use with preschoolers. Otherwise, the normal kinds of things that mothers do with young dc is exactly what you "should" do.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/Sep/2009 at 2:08pm
Just so you don't skim over what Ellie said above, I'm going to repeat the most important thing she said:


Don't try to do too much formally with her.



PS: if you have a schedule, you're doing too much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/Sep/2009 at 6:24am
thanks ladies  :)  I will have to pick up the reading book.  O know she would love to learn to read.  we currently have 75 books checked out of the library.  she will spend hours on end looking and making up stories with her books.  she will memorize 1 book the first time she reads it.  crazy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/Sep/2009 at 12:33pm
Originally posted by ilovellav ilovellav wrote:

thanks ladies  :)



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